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Friday Habs Headlines: Julien — “We are still fighting for a place in the playoffs”

In today’s links, the Habs bench boss hasn’t given up yet, wondering where all of the Canadiens’ tradable assets could go, and does Leon Draisaitl have an MVP case?

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Claude Julien still thinks his team is fighting for a place in the playoffs. [La Presse | Google Translate]
  • The failed Riley Barber-Phil Varone experiment has come to an unceremonious end. [The Athletic]
  • What is the potential market for Tomas Tatar? [The Athletic]
  • Could Jeff Petry be Carolina-bound? [RDS]
  • Maybe the Habs should have traded Ilya Kovalchuk earlier? [TSN 690]
  • Joel Bouchard is teaching Jesperi Kotkaniemi how the expectations of coaches differ between the AHL and NHL level. [RDS]
  • Marc Bergevin’s reset button is broken. [Hockey Inside/Out]
  • Going behind the scenes at the AHL All-Star Game with Charles Hudon. [AHL]
  • Nathanael Halbert didn’t look too out of place in his first game with the Laval Rocket. [RDS]

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